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Submitted by Oriana - University of Sussex | August 08, 2017
Participating in this program will be an experience which will be difficult to forget! It gave me the opportunity to go to a country I had never been to before and explore it academically in a unique moment in History. Studying the peace process whilst it is ongoing was a historical privilege. The course provides a great mixture and balance of theoretical and empirical knowledge: class with experts in each field in the morning, visits to key institutions or meetings with ex-combattants in the afternoon. Additionally, thanks to the program, I have made 30 new friends for life! Thank you Red Tree and Universidad de los Andes!
I only wish I could spend more time there
Submitted by Rita - University of Bristol | July 17, 2017
We had wonderful three weeks in Colombia studying the conflict in the country. The academic side of the program offered a multidisciplinary approach with specialists from different fields, numerous field trips and visits to relatable sites, and extensive material to cover. We also took part in a lot of cultural and non-academic activities, travelled a bit around Colombia, and received 24/7 support from Red Tree team. I only wish the course could have been one week longer, since I was incredibly sad to leave such a beautiful country I knew nothing about before I actually came there but thanks to Red Tree I had the best experience possible.
Absolutely amazing program
Submitted by Sabrina Zouein - Durham University | July 15, 2017
The Peacebuilding program in Colombia was with no doubt an unforgettable and enriching experience in all possible ways. The course was very well taught by experts in the topic. Lectures were encapsulating that time flew. The course was not only academic but also practical as Colombia is currently living the peace process making it a unique experience. The excursions as well as the social activities were interesting and fun.
Being able to talk to ex-combatants is by far the highlight of the trip as you engage emotionally with individuals who fought during the conflict.
I would highly recommend this program as it is a once in a lifetime experience.
Once in a lifetime experience
Submitted by Sophia - University of Southern California | July 11, 2017
There was no part of this trip that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. The opportunity to learn so much about every aspect of the Colombian conflict both inside and outside of the classroom was unlike any other experience I've had – whether it be fascinating lectures from experts in the field, or getting to talk to former members of the FARC – this truly was a once in a lifetime experience. In addition to the educational parts of this program, Red Tree Study planned outings that allowed us to immerse ourselves in the culture, bond with our classmates, and have a really great time. The three weeks we spent in Colombia were some of the best I've experienced, and I would do it all over again if I could just to relive some of those moments.
Life changing experience
Submitted by Archie Burkinshaw - University of Bristol | June 28, 2017
Having never travelled to South America, this was the perfect opportunity to find out what life was really like in Colombia, especially as it has been painted as a country with a lot of issues by European media. Combined with academic and practical insight into the peace process this peacebuilding program has really opened my eyes about conflict resolution and the many different factors that surround it. Would recommend for anyone keen to combine a cultural and academic South American experience!